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Nucleotide sequences from the adenovirus-2 genome.

Gingeras T.R., Sciaky D., Gelinas R.E., Bing-Dong J., Yen C.E., Kelly M.M., Bullock P.A., Parsons B.L., O'Neill K.E., Roberts R.J.

The sequence of 15,441 nucleotides from the adenovirus-2 genome has been determined and includes the regions between coordinates 0-32% and 89-100%. These regions contain the early (E) transcription units E1A, E1B, E2B, and E4, the genes for polypeptides IVa2 and IX, the COOH terminus of fiber polypeptide, as well as the two virus-associated RNAs and the leader sequences for the major late mRNAs. Analysis of tryptic peptides from the terminal protein and its precursor (Smart, J. E., and Stillman, B. W. (1982) J. Biol. Chem. 257, 13499-13506) has allowed the gene for the precursor terminal protein to be positioned between coordinates 28.0 and 23.5 on the 1-strand. A minimum Mr = 74,500 is predicted. A second, longer open reading frame is also found on the 1-strand between coordinates 22.9 and 14.2 and predicts a polypeptide of at least Mr = 120,000. Many open reading frames longer than 10,000 exist within this sequence although less than half of them can be assigned to previously characterized polypeptides. As with other viral genomes, the available coding information is highly compressed. Intergenic distances are very short and examples are found of genes which overlap either on the same strand or the complementary strand.

J. Biol. Chem. 257:13475-13491(1982) [PubMed] [Europe PMC]